United Willing To Spend £80m On Ligue 1 Duo

Monaco's Bernardo Silva shoots at goal.

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Manchester United’s revival is surely on course under Jose Mourinho, as they have already won two trophies already this season. The Red Devils have bagged the League Cup and the Community Shield, but they are yet to clinch the Premier League title since they last won it under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

With many loopholes in the current United squad, Mourinho is all set to remove every single one by next season. In fact, he is already looking to bolster his midfield, after having prepared a massive £80m bid for two Ligue 1 stars.

According to Sunday Express, the Portuguese is geared up to spend the staggering amount on Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi and Monaco’s star Bernardo Silva.

Mourinho appears to have finally lost patience with Marouane Fellaini, after the Belgian was sent off in Thursday’s Manchester Derby. The former Chelsea boss, who won’t be shy to make some major changes to the squad, would conceivably have Fellaini become a victim of an expected summer transfer.

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Manchester United have made an enquiry about Matuidi, who was fancied to move to Juventus last summer, following the Old Lady’s sale of Paul Pogba. The £30million-rated French midfielder has been offered a new contract by PSG, but Matuidi is keen on talking to the Premier League giants nonetheless.

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Meanwhile, Bernardo Silva has attracted attention from some of the biggest European clubs during Monaco’s remarkable run to the Champions League semi-finals. The 22-year-old has already begun talks with United according to reports, leaving Monaco vanquished in their attempt to keep the Portuguese midfielder at the club.

Silva is a target for Real Madrid as well, and with the Los Blancos also in the running, United could end up being forced to pay around £50 million to sign the Monaco star.


Written by Sidharth Jindal  

Sports fanatic with a passion for writing (predominantly football) and “Wants to live life to its fullest.” Writes about the Premier League on his personal blog.

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